Mobility and recovery expert Kelly Starrett has a lot of unique ways to improve a client’s range of motion and flexibility without traditional static stretching. By using some basic principles of physical therapy coupled with around-the-house objects, Starrett takes a few athletes at CrossFit Santa Cruz through a series of two-minute drills aimed at improving their performance.
Moving from some localized stimulation in Part 3, this fourth piece of the Two-Minute Drills series has the athletes strewn out across more common CrossFit equipment. Starrett wants his students to work through movements and not focus on muscle groups. By doing so, problems in ranges of motion are identified and addressed systematically.
Pull up the foam roller and round up a kettlebell: it’s time to treat what you find.
Additional reading: Hamstrung by Kelly Starrett, published July 1, 2007.